Family

Sex Talk: The Awkwardness of the Mother Is Visited Upon her Sons
Parenting

Sex Talk: The Awkwardness of the Mother Is Visited Upon her Sons

I asked my kids, in the context of a conversation about song lyrics, what they think “sexy” means, and both my sons made it abundantly clear that they are suddenly totally disgusted by any talk about sex, bodies, or puberty.

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Family / Family-building / Parenting

All Kinds of Changes that Come with a Second Child

We have been slowly acclimating to the new “normal” over here at the FaB house with the arrival of kid number two. It’s been seven weeks, which feels like both forever and the blink of an eye. So what really changed when we had a second kid? 1. Sleep, and lack thereof […]

The Last Days of the First Months
Family / Parenting

The Last Days of the First Months

Each day for the past four months my morning routine has been the same: drop off my oldest son at his bus stop, drop off my husband at his office, and then before going into work take my younger son to the coffee shop around the corner and pass the […]

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Family / Parenting

Two Boys Kissing is So Gay

(Boy + Boy) x Kissing = Funny. The lazy math of straight comedy writers. The joke being on us.

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Family / Kids / Parenting

Where the Boys Are (Hint: My House)

My then-partner/now-husband and I, having tried over and over and harder and harder to conceive an offspring in the traditional manner (it was simply grueling, I tell you), finally gave up the ghost and decided to adopt somebody via the good graces of the New Jersey State Foster System.

Giving It Away: Saying Goodbye to the Last Vial of Sperm
Family / Family-building

Giving It Away: Saying Goodbye to the Last Vial of Sperm

Back to that one last vial of sperm…we made the decision to keep our last vial of sperm in January. Then, the other day, we decided to give it away. After a long day of barely breathing because the exhaustion was so heavy on our chests, we looked at each […]

Are You an OLP? (Overprotective Lesbian Parent)
Family / Kids / Parenting

Are You an OLP? (Overprotective Lesbian Parent)

This morning I dropped my ten-year-old son off at school with everything he needed to survive a two-night field trip in California’s Gold Country: two pairs of shorts (he hates pants), two shirts, two pairs each of underwear and socks, minimal toiletries, a jacket that he’s unlikely to wear, four […]

Redefining Family
Extended family / Family

Redefining Family

Sometimes, the way we define family ends up defining us.

The Gay Card
Family / Kids

The Gay Card

He had been living with us for less than a month that Sunday morning he first stumbled into our bedroom and exclaimed, “Oh. So that’s how you sleep.”

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Family / Family-building

Dreams of Pregnancy

Interpretations of pregnancy dreams are varied depending on whether or not you’re actually pregnant, if you’re happy about it, if you’re dreaming that you are about to give birth or if you’re in the early stages of pregnancy.